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GEN 5.1 Application and purpose

Application

GEN 5.1.1GRP

1This chapter contains:2

  1. (1)

    guidance for firms and appointed representatives on the circumstances in which the FSA permits firms and their appointed representatives to reproduce the FSA logo;2

  2. (2)

    rules on the use by firms of the Key facts logo.2

Purpose

GEN 5.1.2GRP

The FSA logo is a registered UK service mark, with number 2150560, and is the property of the FSA. It isalso subject to copyright and may be used or reproduced with permission of the FSA only. If the FSA logo is reproduced or otherwise used by any person without such permission the FSA may seek to enforce its rights over its property through the Courts.

GEN 5.1.3GRP

GEN 5 Annex 1 G is a general licence, which sets out the circumstances in which the FSA permits firms and their appointed representatives to reproduce the FSA logo. A firm or an appointed representative need not apply for an individual licence if it uses or reproduces the FSA logoin accordance with the general licence.

GEN 5.1.4GRP

The FSA has no policy to allow use of the FSA logo by a firm or appointed representative other than as set out in GEN 5 Annex 1 G. If, however, a firm or appointed representative wishes to use or reproduce the FSA logoother than in accordance with the general licence, it may apply to the FSA for an individual licence, giving full reasons why it considers the FSA should grant the licence.

2The Key facts logo

GEN 5.1.5RRP

2A firm must not use the Key facts logo other than as and when it is required to be used by the rules.

GEN 5.1.6RRP

2A firm must take all reasonable steps to ensure that its representatives do not use the Key facts logo other than as and when the logo is required to be used by the rules.

GEN 5.1.7RRP

2A firm must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the Key facts logo is not reproduced on any document that the firm, or any person acting on its behalf, provides to a customer unless the reproduction is required by the rules.